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Royalties/ Finance Administrator

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Job Introduction

We take our channels, programmes, formats and the reputation of the BBC to the world – and that’s a potential legal minefield. We have to protect our image rights and trademark our creativity. Contracts for acquisitions have to be gone through in minute detail. There are clearance and royalty issues to deal with. And much more – all on top of the normal legal requirements of a global business and employer. It’s what makes a career in one of our Talent and Rights Negotiation teams so fascinating and so unique.

The Royalties Administrator sits within the Independent Production Accounting team, which focuses on three areas of interest: Business and Legal Affairs, IT and Finance. It is a great role for someone looking to kick start a career in media or finance and an excellent eye for detail.

Role Responsibility

You will be involved in interpreting BBC Studios Distribution Agreements with our partners and additional 3rd parties, ensuring correct terms are entered into the BBC Studios royalty systems appropriately to ensure accurate compliance with contractual reporting obligations.

You will also be implementing and monitoring the uploading of sales revenues, cost, and product data into the royalty systems to enable precise reporting to independent producers and other third parties, whilst ensuring the accounting obligations to our partners and other third-party companies are met in a timely and accurate manner.

Additionally, you will be a part of administering and monitoring royalty license agreements and the production of the agreed suite of internal month-end accrual deliverables. You will also respond to all queries from clients and within the business to maintain robust relationships with key BBC Studios contributors and internal stakeholders.

Are you the right candidate?

At BBC Studios, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.

You will have some prior experience working in an office or within a finance or royalties function or this could be your first step in the career ladder. You will be highly numerate, have the ability to work well under pressure, methodical in your approach with excellent attention to detail.

You will have strong organisational and planning skills, whilst being able to work to tight deadlines. You will be a strong communicator with the ability to maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels and a keen problem solver. A background in accounting, legal or IT would be advantageous.

Package Description

We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.  

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation. 
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification. 
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn, and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s license fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals.  And we promote flexible working opportunities where operational needs allow.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here


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